Shufeng Garden Hotel Chengdu
Travel Blogs from Chengdu
Getting to Chengdu is one of those stories reserved for long nights drinking in a dark bar in the middle of nowhere. Not in a good way. Tired, dirty and hungry after a marathon 7 and 1/2 hour journey, the hotel we were supposed to stay in the blink and you miss it town of Gou er Gou got a last minute tour group - I don't really know how this was …
... Many of you know me well and know that I can be a tad bossy and that I love a plan. Well those things can come in quite handy in a crisis and so I asked David if he would mind me taking control of the situation. As he had been confined helpless & in pain on a stretcher for 2 hours down a cul de sac of a corridor, he was happy to have someone fight his corner.
Over the next 3 hours he was x-rayed, seen by a specialist, given a bed in the A&E ward and prescribed ...
So today marks the start of my Sichuan section of the journey (or Szechwan or however u see it written in Aussie restaurants). I'm much further South now and it's far warmer and far less comfortable to be honest - feels like Sydney humidity actually. It's mostly t-shirts, shorts and short skirts here and I feel a bit out of place in my heavy hiking boots. I think the one pair of shorts I brought might be released from the bottom of the lugguage soon.
Anyway it was ...
... branded with some international and local brands etc and then the malls of floors and floors of stalls about 3mx3m selling anything and everything. The first floors are crazy and just jam packed with goods and people, by the 3rd and 4th floors the stalls are bigger and the goods of better quality. It's so entertaining to watch the mayhem, I wandered aimlessly, but felt I only saw the same aisle about 30 times (though I know I didn't) as everything ...
... and a former Embassy which is now a kindergarten. Our group's apperarance interupted the kids who got extremely excited; some of them were actualy bouncing up and down uncontrollably whilst shouting and waving! The guide also took us to a local restaurant to try some street snacks. We got a range of different bowls of food, most of which were both spicy and tasty. In the evening, we went out to try hotpot, a food that is popular all ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services